Winser E. Alexander

Electrical and Computer Engineering
North Carolina State University

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BS North Carolina A & T State University, 1964
MS University of New Mexico, 1966
PhD University of New Mexico, 1974

Winser Alexander's research spans the areas of digital signal processing, genomic signal processing, parallel algorithms, and parallel computer architecture. His current interests include the development of parallel algorithms, parallel computational structures and computer architectures for digital signal processing with applications to communications, multimedia and image processing and genomic signal processing.

His teaching interest involves digital signal processing, application specific and special purpose computer system architecture and digital system design. He teaches both undergraduate and graduate courses in signal analysis, digital signal processing and computer system design. He has developed graduate courses in Multidimensional Digital Signal Processing and Digital Signal Processing Architecture.

Winser served as Interim Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University from July 2011 to August 2013 while on Leave of Absence from North Carolina State University.

Winser served as Interim Dean of the College of Engineering at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University from July 2009 to June 2011 while on Leave of Absence from North Carolina State University.

Winser served as the Director of Graduate Programs for the ECE Department at North Carolina State University from August 1988 to May 1997 and from June 2001 to August 2002.

Awards and Honors

Winser has received many awards including the following:

  1. In June 1993, Winser received the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Minorities in Engineering Award for Leadership in the Conception, Organization and Operation of Precollege and College Activities to Increase Participation of Minorities in Engineering.
  2. In September 1998, Winser received the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring from the White House Office of Science and Technology and National Science Foundation.
  3. In March 2000, Winser received the Dr. Janice A. Lumkin Educator of the Year Award from the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE).

Representative Publications

  1. R. Hourani, R. Jenkal, W. R. Davis, and W. Alexander, ``Automated Design Space Exploration for DSP Applications'', Journal of Signal Processing Systems, ISSN 1939--8018, Springer, 2009.
  2. Chuanhua Xing, Donald L. Bitzer, Winser E. Alexander, Mladen A. Vouk and Anne-Marie Stomp, ``Identification of Protein-coding Sequences using the Hybridization of 18S rRNA and mRNA during Translation'', Nucleic Acids Research , Vol. 37, No. 2, pp 591--601, 2009.
  3. S. Hattangady, W. Edmonson and W. Alexander, ``Block Floating Point Interval ALU for Digital Signal Processing", {\em Proceedings of SCAN 2008}, September, 2008.
  4. R. Hourani, I. Dalal, W. R. Davis, C. Doss and W. Alexander, ``An Efficient VLSI Implementation for the 1D Convolutional Discrete Wavelet Transform'', Proceedings of the 51st Midwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems, Aug. 2008 Page(s):870 - 873
  5. Cranos Williams, Winser Alexander, and Tyesia Pompey, "Independent and Principal Component Analysis of the Global Stress Response of Bacillus Subtilis", Proceedings of the IEEE International Workshop on Genomic Signal Processing and Statistics, May 2005
  6. Ante Deng and Winser Alexander, "Another Way to Do Flexible ASIC/FPGA Design", Proceedings of The GSPx Technology Conference, September 2004.
  7. Sung Yoon, Ji Lee, Jung Kim and Winser Alexander, "Medical Image Compression Using a Post-Segmentation Approach", Proceedings of the International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing, May 2004.
  8. Ante Deng and Winser E. Alexander, "Dual Clock Rate Block Data Parallel Architecture", Proceedings of the International Symposium on Circuits and Systems, May 2003.
  9. Sung H. Yoon, Jung H. Kim, Winser E. Alexander, Seong M. Park, and Kwang H. Sohn, "An optimum solution for scale-invariant object recognition based on the multiresolution approximation", Pattern Recognition, vol. 31, no. 7, pp. 889-908, 1998.
  10. K. Sohn, J. H. Kim, and W. E. Alexander, "A mean field annealing approach to robust corner detection" , IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, vol. 28, no. 1, pp. 82-90, 1998.
  11. Winser E. Alexander, Douglas Reeves and Clay Gloster, Jr., "Parallel Image Processing with the Block Data Parallel Architecture", Proceedings of the IEEE, vol. 84, no. 7, 1996, pp. 947-968.
  12. Kwanghoon Sohn, Winser E. Alexander, Jung H. Kim and Wesley Snyder, "Constrained Regulation for Boundary Point Detection", IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics., vol. 24, no. 2, 1994.
  13. Daehoon Kim and Winser E. Alexander, "The unbiased gradient type LS algorithm for adaptive spectrum estimation", IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems, vol. 37, no. 3, 1990, pp. 416-420.
  14. Mohamed Y. Dabbagh and Winser E. Alexander, "Multiprocessor implementation of 2-D denominator-separable digital filters for real-time processing", IEEE Transactions on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing, vol. ASSP37, no. 6, 1989, pp. 872-881.


  1. Winser E. Alexander, System for Enhancing Fine Detail in Thermal Photographs, U. S. Patent Number 3,541,333, November 17, 1970.
  2. Jens P. Dybwad, Winser E. Alexander and Carl P. Zinnow, A Microbalance System, U. S. Patent Number 3,753,472, August 21, 1973.